1984 in poetry

Nationality words link to articles with information on the nation's poetry or literature (for instance, Irish or France).

List of years in poetry (table)
In literature


Works published in English

Listed by nation where the work was first published and again by the poet's native land, if different; substantially revised works listed separately:


  • Robert Gray, The Skylight
  • Jeff Guess, Leaving Maps, Adelaide: Friendly Street Poets[3]
  • Chris Wallace-Crabbe, D. Goodman and D.J. Hearn, editors, Clubbing of the Gunfire: 101 Australian War Poems, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, anthology


  • Roo Borson, The Whole Night, Coming Home, ISBN 0-7710-1579-8 (nominated for a Governor General's Award) American-Canadian
  • Dionne Brand, Chronicles of the Hostile Sun
  • Leonard Cohen, Book of Mercy[4]
  • Robert Finch, Double Tuning. Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill.<finch/>
  • Robert Finch, Sailboat and Lake.. Erin, ON: Porcupine's Quill.[5]
  • Paulette Jiles, Celestial Navigation
  • George Johnston, Ask Again.[6]
  • Irving Layton, The Love Poems of Irving Layton: With Reverence & Delight. Oakville, Ontario: Mosaic Press, 1984.[7]
  • Irving Layton, A Spider Danced a Cosy Jig. Toronto: Stoddart.[7]
  • Dorothy Livesay, Feeling the Worlds: New Poems. Fredericton: Goose Lane.[8]
  • Miriam Mandel, The Collected Poems of Miriam Mandel. Sheila Watson, ed. Edmonton: Longspoon Press.[9] ISBN 0-920316-50-6 ISBN 978-0920316504
  • Michael Ondaatje, Secular Love, Toronto: Coach House Press, ISBN 0-88910-288-0, ISBN 0-393-01991-8 ; New York: W. W. Norton, 1985[10]
  • James Reaney, Imprecations: The Art of Swearing. Black Moss Press.
  • Charles Sangster, The St. Lawrence and the Saguenary and other poems (revised edition), edited by Frank M. Tierney (Tecumseh) [11]
  • Raymond Souster, Jubilee of Death: The Raid On Dieppe. Ottawa: Oberon Press.[12]
  • Raymond Souster, Queen City. Ottawa: Oberon Press.[12]

India, in English


New Zealand

United Kingdom

United States

Criticism, scholarship and biography in the United States

Other English language

  • Judith Moffett, James Merrill: An Introduction to the Poetry
  • Hariprasad Sastri, editor and translator, Indian Mystic Verse, 3rd revised and enlarged edition; New Delhi: Macmillan (first edition 1941) anthology[27]

Works published in other languages


  • Klaus Høeck; Denmark:
    • Blåvand revisited, with Asger Schnack, publisher: Schønberg[28]
    • International Klein Bleu, publisher: Gyldendal[28]
    • Marienbad, publisher: Brøndum[28]
  • Henrik Nordbrandt, 84 digte ("84 Poems"); Copenhagen: Gylendal, 125 pages[29]



Listed in alphabetical order by first name:

Other languages

Awards and honors

Nobel Prize in Literature: Jaroslav Seifert, a Czech poet




  • Japanese 100 yen note, starting this year and through 2004, features a portrait of Natsume Sōseki 夏目 漱石 (commonly referred to as "Sōseki"), pen name of Natsume Kinnosuke 夏目金之助 (18671916), Meiji Era novelist, haiku poet, composer of Chinese-style poetry, writer of fairy tales and a scholar of English literature

United Kingdom

United States


Betjeman memorial
Headstone of John Betjeman

Birth years link to the corresponding "[year] in poetry" article:

See also


  1. ^ Howard, Philip (1984-12-20). "'True poet' Ted Hughes is Laureate". The Times (62017). London. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Ghazi al-Gosaibi, Saudi diplomat, poet, dead at 70", August 16, 2010, Agence France Press, retrieved August 20, 2010
  3. ^ Roberts, Neil, editor, "The Poetry Kit: Who's Who" Jeff Guess section, retrieved October 21, 2012
  4. ^ Roberts, Neil, editor, A Companion to Twentieth-century Poetry, Part III, Chapter 3, "Canadian Poetry", by Cynthia Messenger, Blackwell Publishing, 2003, ISBN 978-1-4051-1361-8, retrieved via Google Books, January 3, 2009
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  6. ^ James Steele, "Johnston, George Benson," Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton: Hurtig, 1988), 1114.
  7. ^ a b "Irving Layton: Publications," Canadian Poetry Online, Web, May 7, 2011.
  8. ^ "Dorothy Livesay (1909-1996): Works", Canadian Women Poets, Brock University. Web, Mar. 18, 2011.
  9. ^ "Bibliography of Works by Sheila Watson Archived 2010-11-06 at the Wayback Machine," English-Canadian Writers, AthabascaU.ca, Web, Apr. 22, 2011.
  10. ^ Web page titled "Archive: Michael Ondaatje (1943- )" at the Poetry Foundation website, accessed May 7, 2008
  11. ^ Frank M. Tierney, "Sangster, Charles," Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online. Web., Oct. 15 2010.
  12. ^ a b "Notes on Life and Works Archived 2011-08-17 at the Wayback Machine," Selected Poetry of Raymond Souster, Representative Poetry Online, UToronto.ca, Web, May 7, 2011.
  13. ^ K. V. Surendran, "13. The Image of Woman in Kamala Das's Poems", p 160, in Indian English Poetry: Critical Perspectives, edited by Jaydipsinh Dodiya, 2000, Delhi: Prabhat Kumar Sharma for Sarup & Sons, ISBN 81-7625-111-9, retrieved via Google Books on July 17, 2010
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  19. ^ Crotty, Patrick, Modern Irish Poetry: An Anthology, Belfast, The Blackstaff Press Ltd., 1995, ISBN 0-85640-561-2
  20. ^ Web page about The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry on the Allen & Unwin website, retrieved October 21, 2012
  21. ^ Web page titled "Charles Brasch: New Zealand Literature File" Archived September 28, 2006, at the Wayback Machine at the University of Auckland Library website, accessed April 26, 2008
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  23. ^ Robinson, Roger and Wattie, Nelson, The Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature, 1998, "Lauris Edmond" article
  24. ^ Cilla McQueen - NZ Literature File - LEARN - The University Of Auckland Library Archived March 6, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  25. ^ David Dabydeen. John Gilmore, Cecily Jones (eds), The Oxford Companion to Black British History, Oxford University Press, 2007, "News for Babylon", p. 343.
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  33. ^ Das, Sisir Kumar and various, History of Indian Literature: 1911-1956: struggle for freedom: triumph and tragedy, Volume 2, 1995, published by Sahitya Akademi, ISBN 978-81-7201-798-9, retrieved via Google Books on December 23, 2008
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1974 in Australian literature

This article presents a list of the historical events and publications of Australian literature during 1974.

For an overview of world literature see 1974 in literature.

See also:

1973 in Australian literature,

1974 in Australia,

1975 in Australian literature.

1974 in literature

This article presents a list of the literary events and publications in 1974.

List of years in poetry

This page gives a chronological list of years in poetry (descending order). These pages supplement the List of years in literature pages with a focus on events in the history of poetry.

Thomas McCarthy (poet)

Thomas McCarthy (born 1954) is an Irish poet, novelist, and critic, born in Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, Ireland. He attended University College Cork where he was part of a resurgence of literary activity under the inspiration of John Montague. Among his contemporaries, described by Thomas Dillon Redshaw as "that remarkable generation," there were Theo Dorgan poet and memoirist, Sean Dunne, poet, Greg Delanty, poet, Maurice Riordan poet and William Wall, novelist and poet. McCarthy edited, at various times, The Cork Review and Poetry Ireland Review. He has published seven collections of poetry with Anvil Press Poetry, London, including The Sorrow Garden, The Lost Province, Mr Dineen's Careful Parade, The Last Geraldine Officer ("a major achievement", in the view of academic and poet Maurice Harmon)and Merchant Prince, described as "an ambitious and substantive book". The main themes of his poetry are Southern Irish politics, love and memory. He is also the author of two novels; Without Power and Asya and Christine. He is married with two children and lives in Cork City where he works in the City Libraries. He won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1977. His monograph "Rising from the Ashes" tells the story of the burning of the Carnegie Free Library in Cork City by the Black and Tans in 1920 and the subsequent efforts to rebuild the collection with the help of donors from all over the world.In his work "the ludicrous and the homely go hand-in-hand but the relaxed, conversational style can switch from emphatic narration to literary observation, as when the poet quotes Henry James’s remark, ‘As the picture is reality so the novel is history/And not as the poem is: a metaphor and closed thing."

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